PCC recently held a "Scripture for Life" contest, encouraging all students to use a Scripture passage that God has used in their life and to express that creatively. In chapel on Monday, several of the top entries were presented, from digital paintings to stipple art, original compositions, short stories, and poems. One of the personal essays, based off Habakkuk 3:17-18, caught my attention. The verses read,
"Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation."
So, like the essay explained, even when the guy's elevator broke or he was caught outside in the rain without an umbrella.... Yet he will rejoice in the Lord. Yah, to the world this may sound crazy weird, like we're looking through rose-tinted glasses. But that's just it! This joy isn't fantasy; it's our daily reality! A perspective we choose ourselves. We should remember to have the joy of the Lord always in our hearts. Why? Because He is the God of our salvation-- and so much more.
What a great time to share encouraging verses--right during midterms! I know we all have our work cut out for us, but take some time to meditate on some of those powerful verses that touch our hearts and give us strength to continue the race.